Island Hopping in Croatia

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Split

It has been a hectic few days since I landed in Croatia, but I have been loving every second of it. I flew out of the Tangier airport at 11:00pm and arrived in Barcelona at around 1:00 am. I tried to sleep a little during my 5 hour layover, but as with most cases with airport night layovers sleep proved to be impossible. I boarded my plane to Croatia at 6:20am and the second I sat down immediately fell into a deep sleep until we landed at 9:00am Croatia time. From the airport I took an easy 20 minute shuttle into town and walked 10 minutes to my hostel. Overall a very smooth travel day.

Once at the hostel I took a quick shower and set off to explore (and more importantly find some food). I flew into the city of Split which is in southern Croatia right on the water – most famous for its palace, stunning beaches, and the fact that it was the setting for many Game of Thrones scenes. I spent the day walking around the whole city, it was really quite beautiful and very, very different then the Moroccan cities I had been exploring for 5 weeks.

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The next day I went on an all day boat tour through some of the most famous islands around Split. We took a super fast speed boat and blasted music the whole way – it was a lot of fun. I got to see the famous blue caves, cliff jump into crystal clear waters, wander the old streets of Hvar, and visit the famous rock beaches of Vis. The tour took all day and by the end I was spent, so in the evening I just relaxed with some of the people at my hostel. There was actually a girl from Wisconsin staying in my room! First Wisconsinite I have meet on my entire trip.

After two days in Split I was eager to get away from all the hustle and bustle and into a more relaxing beach vibe. I boarded a ferry to the island of Brac located only 50 minutes ferry ride away from Split. From the port I went to the hostel “Funkey Donkey” and arrived just in time to leave for the tour the hostel provided. We had a convertible and went to see all the major attractions on the island such as an old olive oil plant, the highest mountain peak, and two beautiful beaches.

On the tour I became good friends with two guys from the Netherlands and decided to join them on their trip to the island of Vis. We set off at 7am to catch a ferry back to Split and then from their over to Vis. Vis is a very small island with not many hostels so we decided to get an Air Bnb instead which turned out to be the best decision ever. We lucked out and found an apartment located in the country side on a farm with a stunning balcony and all the free fresh vegetables we could eat!

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We took a nap and spent the day at a private small beach, then it was off to the supermarket to get some pasta to go with our home grown tomatoes for dinner. Tomorrow we plan on renting scooter and exploring the islands many beaches and caves so look forward to some awesome pictures to come :).

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